Seal Repair Technician 2 (Concord, CA) at John Crane in Concord, California

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Job Description:

Seal Repair Technician 2 (Concord, CA)

Location: North America, USA, Concord
Division: John Crane
Job Function: Operations

Job Description


Under general supervision, the Seal Repair Technician 2 is responsible for all processes related to disassembly and assembly of rotating equipment. The Seal Repair Technician 2 follows instruction from a Repair job packet and router to perform DCI (Dismantle Clean and Inspect) and gives a written description of the wear and condition of critical components seal. This position, completes all inspection forms taking pictures of all critical components, and uses inspection equipment for proper documentation of the assembly. With assistance identifies, inspects and evaluates material returned, determines repair operations, performs simple shop operations, verify specifications, initiate work and purchase orders.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Receives John Crane parts and materials returned by customers and branch offices. Evaluates from a condition of material, checks current drawing revisions and general product knowledge whether material is repairable or non-repairable.

  • Identifies and inspects material returned.

  • Ensures all components are properly cleaned and free from foreign material per departmental procedures

  • Performs the assembly of the seal once the repair has been released to the shop and all components have been replaced or reconditioned and marked ready for assembly.

  • Under close supervision, repairs returned seals and seal parts.

  • May perform parts structuring, checks cost structure, and determines price of repair, ensures assembly is structured correctly, and price repair.

  • Determines necessary repair operations, ensures BOM (bill of materials) / drawings / repair parts match.

  • Performs simple operations on drill press (single spindle), tool post grinder, bead blast polisher and lapping machine.

  • Verifies part specifications with measuring instruments such as micrometer, vernier caliper, dial indicator and optical flats.

  • May initiates purchase orders for new jobs if vendors are involved.

  • Consults with Engineering or Sales departments as necessary.

  • Maintains necessary records and small inventory of seal parts used for repair orders.

  • Works from factory work orders, prints, rework orders and verbal instructions.

  • Assists newer repair personnel as necessary.

  • Sets up and troubleshoots lapping machines for repair maintenance.

  • May perform direct contact with customers on service and/or phone, checks computer system for credit and address information, price repairs.

  • Maintains a clean and neat work environment.

  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Complete all work in a safe manner and follow all safety requirements consistent with supporting the Company's goals.

  • Lifting guidelines in accordance with the Manual Lifting Guidelines noted in the Safety Handbook.

  • Follow all environmental requirements consistent with supporting the company's environmental performance goals.

  • Complete, and actively participate in all other EHS training requirements.

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.

The Individual


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum 2 years of mechanical seal equipment experience/or comparable experience within the refining, petrochemical, chemical, power, or upstream markets working on or maintaining equipment and six months on-the-job training.

  • Ability to read, write, and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

  • Ability to effectively present information in one on one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.

  • Ability to understand and complete instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


  • Must be able to raise, lower and moves parts weighing up to 60 pounds when required.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to maneuver to all areas of an office, shop, or warehouse.

  • Must be able to safely bend, reach, kneel, twist, and grip items while working at area.

  • Must have the manual dexterity and coordination to operate hand tools and mechanical tools.

  • Must be able to work at a fast pace.

  • Must be able to tolerate changing priorities, and complete assignments despite frequent interruptions.

  • Must be able to respond to visual and aural cues.

  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English


Work environment is typically considered within a Smiths location during normal or extended business hours to include offices, manufacturing plants and repair facilities. Work environment may also include customer sites including oil well sites, and meeting venues.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and approved PPE is required when on the factory floor.

About Smiths

At Smiths we apply leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver market-leading innovative solutions that meet our customers' evolving needs, and touch the lives of millions of people every day. We are a FTSE100, global business of around 23,000 colleagues, based in 55 countries. Our solutions have a real impact on lives across the planet, enabling industry, improving healthcare, enhancing security, advancing connectivity and supporting new homes. Our products and services are often critical to our customers' operations, while our proprietary technology and high service levels help create competitive advantage. We welcome colleagues with a curious mind, who are happy with responsibility, enjoy a challenge and are attracted by the idea of working at a business with an almost 170 year history of innovation, and five global divisions, all experts in their field.

About John Crane

John Crane ( is a global leader in rotating equipment solutions, supplying engineered technologies and services to process industries. The company designs and manufactures a variety of products including mechanical seals and systems, couplings, bearings, filtration systems and predictive digital monitoring technologies. John Crane customer service is accessed through a global network of more than 200 sales and service facilities in over 50 countries. Fiscal year 2016 revenue was greater than 1 Billion USD (830m). John Crane is part of Smiths Group (, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications, and engineered components.

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